Atlanta anchor Amanda Davis Longtime Atlanta anchor Amanda Davis died Wednesday, Dec. 27. She was hospitalized after a massive stroke Tuesday. The popular, Emmy-winning journalist spent 26 years at WAGA-TV and was an anchor of "Good Day Atlanta." She retired after a DUI-related arrest in 2012. After seeking treatment, she returned to the airwaves in January 2017 at CBS46. She did a three-part series about her addiction and, for the first time publically, said she was an alcoholic. During her career, she
Davis was planning to fly to Texas for her stepfather’s funeral when she suffered a stroke, according to WGCL. On Sunday, she posted a message on her Facebook page about celebrating Christmas after losing a loved one.
“Stay strong, keep praising the Lord,” Davis wrote.
Former colleagues and members of the Atlanta media community expressed condolences on social media, including WAGA anchor Russ Spencer, who worked alongside Davis for over 15 years.